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Galatians 6:1-10 says, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
In reading this passage from Galatians, it sounded to me like it was a commandment from God on how we should treat a fellow Christian when he falls. Many times when we make mistakes, our brothers and sisters, instead of coming to us and building us up and trying to help us through a difficult time, they do the opposite.
They start criticizing, which is the wrong thing to do.
Now let us evaluate ourselves. Do we think we are above our Christian brothers or sisters? Do we condemn our Christian brothers and sisters? Do we help our Christian brothers and sisters when they really need help? Do we listen to the Holy Spirit when it tells us to do something we do not want to do? Many times I have heard Christians say I know I should have done this or that, but I just did not do it.
Remember Galatians 6:10, “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”